Cascade’s 12-4 volleyball team traveled to Camanche, Sept. 22, to take on the Indians and came home with a four-set win (25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-21).
Coach Mary Frake was pleased with how the girls played, “It is always tough going down to Camanche and playing them. They always put up a fight against us.”
After winning the first set 25-19 the Cougars let set two slip away before coming back to win the next two and take home the win.
Offensively the Cougars were led by their setter, junior Megan Smith who recorded 33 assists adding to her total for the season (358). Junior McKenna Gehl contributed 10 kills, and three aces. “McKenna and Maggie McDermott had some big kills for us at the right times during our sets. I felt that we had pretty balanced kills from all of our front row players. We had some key ace serves from Gehl (three), Ally Hoffman (two) and Brooke Denniston (two) at pivotal times during the match. Our energy and our excitement was more prominent against Camanche then it had been during our games at Springville,” added Frake.
Sophomore Corinna Rea also contributed two aces.
Defensively, the Cougars’ senior leader Denniston continues to have another outstanding season with 14 digs, adding to her season total of 191. Junior Elizabeth Gibbs contributed 11 of the teams 44 digs on the evening.
“I thought that our front row players were able to get up and have some quality touches on our blocking to help out our back-row players more. Camanche has two good players that we were really trying to keep in control going into the game. We had a game plan of getting the ball to our middles more to open up our offense. Our back-row players made some great plays and had key digs for us. There were moments where we had long rallies with Camanche and the majority of time we won those. It is nice to get another win in the conference race. We are excited to keep the season going and getting another successful week in,” concluded Frake.
Cascade’s leaders were: kills — Gehl 10, Hoffman and Rea six, McDermott and Weber five, Smith four and Denniston two; aces — Gehl three, Denniston, Hoffman and Rea two; assists — Smith 33 and Weber two; digs — Denniston 14, Gibbs 11, Smith six, Lux five, Hoffman three, Gehl two, Weber, Rea and McDermott one.